Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 5, 2011


On Monday, December 19th, Secretary Clinton will host the first meeting of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board. The Board is composed of 25 members who will meet at the Department of State periodically to discuss issues of high priority for the Secretary and the Department. It will focus on broad strategic questions and provide the Secretary and other senior Department officials with insights, perspectives, and ideas. Secretary Clinton will meet with the Board several times during the duration of her tenure.

Secretary Clinton selected a distinguished, diverse, and bipartisan membership with a wide range of expertise and background, including past government service, academia, politics, development, and business. Strobe Talbott, President of the Brookings Institution and a former Deputy Secretary of State, will serve as the Board’s Chair. He will work closely with the Secretary and her Policy Planning Director, Jake Sullivan, to coordinate the Board and its meetings.

The Board’s members are listed below. Each will serve a two-year term.


Liaquat Ahamed

Ann Fudge

Helene Gayle

Nina Hachigian

Stephen Hadley

Jane Harman

Carla Hills

Alberto Ibargüen

Robert Kagan

Rachel Kleinfeld

Jim Kolbe

Stephen Krasner

Ellen Laipson

Mack McLarty

Mike Mullen

Vali Nasr

John Negroponte

Jacqueline Novogratz

Tom Pickering

John Podesta

Anne-Marie Slaughter

James Steinberg

Strobe Talbott

Laura Tyson

Rich Verma



PRN: 2011/2059